The shortest path from A to B is a straight line, but is it the best road? After 13 years as an expat, I’m back in Melbourne, Australia, with time to look at where I’ve been, where I’m going and why the heck I haven’t published that novel yet. The protagonist in my work in progress is an expat blogger, so I figured I better get some firsthand experience with my own blog. When the time is right, I look forward to introducing you to Tara Wells.

The Story So Far …

Baby Steps is about deciding to become a writer. Writing Tip: Just write. Edit later.

The Value of Failure shares my frustrations on the way to publication. Writing/Life Tip:  “Failure isn’t a permanent state. What counts is how you respond when staring down the jaws of defeat.”

The Adventures of Sexy Legs and Pipsqueak discusses the power of having writing buddies. Writing Tip: resources for writing.

29 Brown Street describes Writing Tip: the three levels of edits—structural, line and copy.

The Writer’s Hour is a fun look at how time vanishes when writing.

Next time: In Sunrise Court I discuss my move to Nigeria and Writing Tip: say it out loud, “I am a writer.”

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